How to Quickly Unlock Your iPhone When Wearing a Face Mask in 2021 COVID: Bypass Face ID with Mask

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has already broken the earth, and to stay, it is necessary to wear a mask all the time or at least while you go for grocery shopping or to buy essentials. In this situation, you cannot unlock the iPhone after wearing masks using the Face ID, following the crisis Apple has released the iOS 13.5 beta to help you secure the iPhone even you’ve worn the mask. Keeping in mind, Apple has added a feature with the iOS 13.5, whenever you’ll try to unlock the iPhone with Face ID, it’ll definitely fail as usual, but then the Passcode window will appear. So after entering the passcode, you can access the iPhone.

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Or if you directly swipe up the screen, the Passcode screen will come up, making it safer and quicker to unlock the iPhone without removing the Face ID and of course the mask every now and then. Though, the latest version is yet to available for the entire world, till then you could use alternate options to unlock iPhone when wearing a face mask.

How to Unlock iPhone When Wearing Face Mask – 3 Tricks

Try Adding Alternate Face ID

Plenty of users already tried adding a second Face ID when wearing a mask, but not all of them succeed. The Face ID is still not familiar with the Face Mask, regardless, we can add alternate Face ID when wearing Glasses, Hats, Scarves, etc. but when it comes to Face Mask, the iPhone will ask you to remove the Face Mask and then only accept the new Face ID.

With a little luck, even if you are able to add alternate Face ID when wearing Face Mask, make sure your iPhone is not that secure like before. It directly affects the security of your iPhone.

How to Quickly Access the Passcode Screen on iPhone?

Until the iOS 13.5 is installed on your iPhone, you can swipe up the screen, and tap on the Face ID, doing this will bring the Passcode option. No doubt, the passcode screen will automatically appear when the iPhone fails to detect the Face ID, but why wait long, when tapping on the Face ID brings the Passcode screen quickly.

3). Steps for How to Turn Off Face ID for Unlocking Only?

Unlock the iPhone without Face ID, Then Access your iPhone’s data like media file, Documents or Mails, Messages, Do Call, or more. But the Installed app will continue to use your Face ID, Also Next part in this article learn how to disable Face ID for a specific app on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app on iPhone > Tap Face ID & Passcode.

    Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

    Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

  2. Enter the passcode.
  3. Toggle Off, iPhone Unlock under USE FACE ID FOR.

    Turn off Face ID for Unlock iPhone only

    Turn off Face ID for Unlock iPhone only

  4. That’s it. now your iPhone will never ask for Face ID for unlocking the screen, But you Can able to use Face ID on App installed on your iPhone and Enabled for Face ID unlock. Next, the Solution is to Disable Face ID for Selected and Specific app only.

2). Steps: How to Disable Face ID for Specific App on the iPhone?

Likewise, rather than turning off the iPhone Unlock, you can also disable Face ID for Specific Apps on iPhone. Keeping the iPhone’s Face Unlock active while turning off for the apps like WhatsApp, PayPal, Facebook, etc. would also be helpful. The Choice is Yours!

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Face ID & Passcode.

    Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

    Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone settings app

  3. Enter the iPhone’s passcode.
  4. Go to Other Apps.

    Other Apps on Face ID & Passcode on iPhone

    Other Apps on Face ID & Passcode on iPhone

  5. The whole list of apps will appear which are actively using the Face Unlock, you can disable Face ID for the particular app from that screen.

    Turn off Face ID for Individual app on iPhone settings

    Turn off Face ID for Individual app on iPhone settings

  6. That’s it. Now, For Example, Paytm App will never ask for use Face ID to make payment. instead of Face ID, you may ask Passcode or Personal PIN facility if given by app [If you set up earlier in-app feature]

In Next iOS and iPadOS update, apple comes with the unique solution for Enable Face ID with Mask setup. Right now this feature is available on Beta version, And available soon in next public version: Expected in iOS 13.5 Beta

3). Face ID with Mask on iPhone, iPad in iOS 13.5/ iPadOS 13.5 Beta

How to use Face ID with mask on iPhone

How to use Face ID with the mask on iPhone

I Hope This feature is amazing but needs some strong authentication from apple. With Mask on Face is Rally hard to authenticate and analyze the Face Shape. Still, This feature is now available shortly on your iPhone and Face ID Compatible iPad models. Right now, This Feature is available on iOS 13.5/iPadOS 13.5 betas for the first time.

  • Using this Feature we can bypass Face ID or Face Unlock if Mask is worn on Face.
  • In this method, your iPhone will analyze your Face and If your Face found with Mask then your iPhone will show the screen with entering a passcode, So We don’t lose the security.

I hope you enjoyed these tricks a lot. Wait for my video on Face ID with a mask.

That’s it.

jaysukh patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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